This Day in Rock History: September 10
On this day in rock history, Kiss released their landmark live album, Alive! The record, their first to crack the Top 30, helped break the struggling band. Still, controversy remains about just how much overdubbing was done to the live tracks.
In 1963, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote "I Wanna Be Your Man" for the Rolling Stones at the Stones' rehearsal studio. It would become the Stones' second single, and both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards later said that watching the two Beatles work out the song helped them when it came time for them to compose their own material. Ten years later, one of the Stones' new compositions, "Star Star," was banned by the BBC for its obscene lyrics.
Paul Di'Anno played his last concert as the lead singer of Iron Maiden. A month later, he was fired, in part because his hard-partying lifestyle clashed with Steve Harris' vision for the band. Di'Anno was replaced by Bruce Dickinson.
Watch an exciting recap of many of the day’s biggest rock anniversaries above, narrated by our radio host Zach Martin. And learn more about these important events by clicking the links below.
Kiss, Alive! (1975)
Joe Perry (1950)
Beatles Albums, Ranked Worst to Best